Voting is now open for the Analyst of the Year. The prestigious award from the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations is the most respected acknowledgement of analysts and analyst firms. To vote, go to http://snipurl.com/23gv1.
Only entries coming from ICT vendors and consultancies are taken into consideration.
That anonymity helps ensure that all voting is legitimate. Anonymous votes or votes coming from analyst firms are discarded. Individual results will be kept strictly confidential. Of course there’s a downside, as Jonny and Barbara have discussed. While the anonymity allows people to vote for their true preference, without an risk of come-back from the analysts, it means that vendors could use the survey simply to reward the analysts they favour.
One solution to this, of course, is to increase the number of participants. Over the next week we’ll be emailing readers of Analyst Equity to ask them to take part in the vote. We hope that you also help the IIAR to increase participation in the survey.